Dan Good – New York Post August 24, 2012
A St. Louis-based coloring book company released a graphic coloring novel about the 9/11 attacks – with the book featuring sheets of terrorist trading cards.
“We Shall Never Forget 9/11 Vol. II, The True Faces of Evil – Terror,” released by the company Really Big Coloring Books, Inc., was published to give families a chance to discuss evil in the world, and claims to be “indifferent of political correctness.”
Thus, perforated trading cards depicting real-life terrorists – from 9/11 masterminds such as Osama bin Laden to dictators like Saddam Hussein. There’s even some US-born gunmen featured, including 2011 Arizona gunman Jared Loughner and Beltway sniper John Allen Muhammad. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has a card, too.
Really Big Coloring Books publisher Wayne Bell discussed the book in a YouTube video, saying “We all know that terrorism is created to cause death, decline and destruction. In this book, we tell the truth, we tell it often, and we tell the children. We know that America has to take care of our own.”
The cardboard collectibles also feature Flight 93 hijackers, Oklahoma City bombers and the Unabomber himself, Theodore Kaczynski. Kaczynski’s trading card features his famous mug shot photo.
“We turned the terrorists into trading cards,” Bell says, smiling. “Do with them what you want.”